The Juno spacecraft will enter orbit at Jupiter on July 4th. It carries a camera that will send back spectacular images from just above the swirling clouds of that mighty planet. Planetary scientist Candy Hansen will tell us how we can help decide what it will view. You can watch Emily Lakdawalla deliver illustrated presentations to two very different audiences. Bruce Betts becomes the masked astronomer on this week’s What’s Up.
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Location of JunoCam on Juno
Junocam is located on one side of the spacecraft. As Juno spins, Junocam can see 360 degrees around.
NASA / JPL-Caltech / Björn Jónsson
Jupiter's Great Red Spot
3x2 'anniversary image mosaic' of the Great Red Spot (GRS) that Galileo obtained during its first orbit of Jupiter on June 26, 1996.